More Inappropriate Nude Images Found on Google News Home Page

Oct 15, 2007 • 8:15 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

There were several reports yesterday of an inappropriate image found on the Google News home page. The image was sourced from an Inside Bay Area article, that talked about a new study on youth STD cases. The image shown on the home page was of an uncircumcised penis.

One Google News user said:

Please take this down. I do not appreciate my 12 year old daughter seeing this while looking for news story's.

An other Google Groups user was very upset with this picture as well. Google News Guide posted an apology and explanation:

As you may know, nude images like yesterday's are against the Google News policy. That said, since we rely on our crawler to objectively choose the headlines and images from news sites across the web, this kind of content can sneak in from time to time. That's why we're really glad to have watchful users who help us take care of these situations as quickly as possible. I'm sorry for not addressing this in the group earlier, and we openly apologize to all the users who encountered the image. We're working to make the product better and our response time faster -- and in the meantime, you can continue to help out by letting us know when something like this comes up.

Seems like every October a nude image ends up on Google News. Last year we reported that we found Porn on Google News Home Page:

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Forum discussion at Google Groups.

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